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Title:Socio-Economic Determinants of Wetland Cultivation in Kemise, Illubabor Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia
Author:Mulugeta, Solomon
Year:2004
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Volume:20
Issue:1
Period:January
Pages:93-114
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., maps
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:wetlands
arable farming
food shortage
farmers
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Environment, Ecology
Economic performance
Land development
nature conservation
social status
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eastern_africa_social_science_research_review/v020/20.1mulugeta.pdf
Abstract:A study of wetland use in Kemise, Central Illubabor, southwestern Ethiopia, shows food shortage as the main factor behind wetland cultivation in the locality. However, discriminant analysis results indicate that it is the wealthier farmers who tend to cultivate wetlands rather than the economically less fortunate ones. Household size, total holding size and ownership of wetland holdings are the leading factors discriminating between wetland cultivators and noncultivators. The results of the study also suggest that the pent-up demand for wetland cultivation in Kemise is so large that it is an imminent threat to the sustainable use of these resources. App., bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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